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HRC 2021 PhD Poster Competition

Posted on 5 May 2021

We're delighted to announce the results of our 2021 PhD poster competition.

The competition gives PhD students in the arts and humanities at York the opportunity to test their skills in communicating research beyond their own discipline.

This year’s competition was judged by Professor Richard Ogden (HRC Director), Dr Jonathan Finch (HRC Deputy Director), Dr Natalie Fullwood (Research Impact Manager), and Alice Seaton (Research Content Developer, Communications).   There was a fantastic range of entries with posters from across the faculty, and the judging panel was overwhelmed by the very high standard of this year’s competition.

In making their decisions, the judges looked for posters which found creative ways to communicate projects visually to a non-specialist audience.

The winners of the 2021 competition are:

Joint First Prize

  • Holly Day (History): Memorandum Books, Markets, and Life-Writing c. 1748-1850
  • Kulnaree Sueroj (Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media): How to describe gestures and facial expressions in TV drama

Third Prize

  • Wiktoria Tunska (English and Related Literature): Brexlit: How does it make you feel?

Congratulations to all our poster authors!  Picking just three winners was incredibly difficult, and the judges would like to give an honourable mention to all the entries to this year’s competition. It was run in very challenging circumstances, and the judges appreciated the time and effort that all the entrants put into communicating their research in such an accessible way. 

You can see the winning posters below - click on each image to view it in full screen.  All the entries can be seen in this virtual exhibition:

Visit a virtual exhibition of all the posters entered for the competition.  



The winning posters